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100 breakfast proof: pina colada fruit salad

Pineapples are one of my favorite fruits. I love them plain, grilled or shoved into a burger. It doesn’t take much to transform the pineapple into something special. When we were couch-surfing in Utrecht last September, our hosts had served…

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midnight at the oasis: apple crumb coffee cake

It’s great to wake up and have breakfast ready and waiting. Last night I made this coffee cake that I saw on La Vie Cerise and decided that it would be perfect for a Saturday morning with a whole lot…

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happy easter: hot cross buns with cinnamon icing

I grew up eating hot cross buns at Easter. My mom would come back from the grocery store with a bag filled with a double layer of 8 hot crossed buns. We’d heat them up in the oven for a…

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hide under a blanket of this: colcannon with leeks

Today kind of sucks. It’s grey outside and I feel sluggish. Spending the rest of the day under a heavy wool blanket pulled over my head is pretty tempting right now. Instead, I’ll write about this dish I made a…

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curry in a hurry: curried red lentil stew with chickpeas and rainbow chard

I made this dish last week when I was doing a lot of running around. I was out of the house most nights and did not spend a lot of time cooking, opting for days of adventure and fun instead…

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a blanket of richness: ham and cheese spoonbread

This past week, I spent a lot of time opening and closing cupboards in the hopes that something would grab my attention. I was trying to eek out a couple of meals out of my barren cupboards and I wanted…

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be a lover not a hater: eggplant involtini

After making one uber-successful dish from my Nigella Lawson’s Feast cookbook, I thought I’d try my hand at something else. Involtini means something wrapped around something else and this recipe wraps eggplant around a flavourful cheese stuffing. Years ago, I…

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don’t adjust your monitor: purple shepherd’s pie

Forget about the fudge, the cake, the cookies. We are well into January now and it seems like a wholesome tasty dinner recipe is needed. If it’s comforting, colourful and nutritious, well, then it kind of is like icing on…

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